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Nov 2, 2013 2:30am PDT
an estimated $5 billion shopping local on small business saturday. in addition, president obama and government officials in all 50 states supported small business saturday, including members of the u.s. senate. so what can you do to take advantage of small business saturday and get customers to support you? if you go to shop, you'll find free resources, including marketing tools to help raise awareness, promote your business and attract new customers. get personalized signage and online banners to promote on your blog or website to help make small business saturday a memorable event for your business. you'll also find e-mail copy templates to send out to rally your potential neighborhoods and customers. and helpful language to use on social media. >> instagram has been really great for us. i'm able to kind of post pictures and i think people connect more if they see a picture of a product and a caption saying, you can get this for 20% off on small business saturday. >> in addition, you and your small business community can create events and pro moepgss throughout the day and contact
Nov 16, 2013 2:30am PST
. and last year's presidential election, president obama won in his home state of illinois by 17 points. and that does not mean there are no republican areas and no republican members of congress in illinois. there are plenty of conservative parts of the state, but state-wide, illinois is very blue. which makes it all the more amazing that illinois has a senator, and of course, senators are elected statewide, illinois has a senator o
Nov 24, 2013 4:30am PST
. they understand that. >>> government officials in all 50 states and washington, d.c. including president obama have officially recognized small business saturday. i recently spoke with acting small business administrator jean hewlett to ask her why it's so important for us to support independently-owned businesses in our communities. so, small business saturday has gained so much traction over the last three years. why do you think it's gotten this wide adoption? >> i think everybody enjoys supporting their local communities, and shopping small is fabulous. you get the best products and services and reinvest in your own communities and have a great experience at the same time. >> to be honest, there are a lot of big box stores that offer great deals. people are already talking about black friday and stores opening on thursday, so what do small businesses have? what do we need to tell people out there to say why it's important to support your community? >> well, you're supporting your neighbors, you're supporting your community. you're reinvesting in your own economy. it's wonderful to shop at
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